Microsoft Releases First Update For Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has released the first update for its Windows Phone 7, which fails to deliver the much warranted copy-paste feature to the platform.

The company said that the update was meant to make the platform ready for future updates while the copy-paste feature will follow later.

“This first update for Windows Phone is designed to improve the software update process itself. So while it might not sound exciting, it’s still important because it’s paving the way for all future goodie-filled updates to your phone, such as copy and paste or improved Marketplace search,” the company said in a statement.

Users have already started receiving the update, the company said. According to The Register, the update has locked or bricked some of the Samsung Omnia 7 smartphones that run a specific firmware version that doesn't work with the Zune software.

To update users need to connect their Windows Phone device via USB to the Zune software for PC or the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac, then follow the onscreen instructions.